Goodreads asked Cynthia Hamilton:

How do you get inspired to write?

Cynthia Hamilton The truth is, my mind is a swirling mess of ideas, as though I have a hundred pitch men plying me with their suggestions for storylines. Fortunately, I've developed a filtering process that tones down most of that noise so that I'm able to pick the ideas that appeal to me most.

Once I chose a subject I feel has the necessary factors to provide a compelling story, all I need to do is block out the extraneous noise and focus on my characters. When I become distracted by everyday life, I must sit myself down and concentrate on where the story left off, where it is that I need to take it, and that brings my back in touch with my objectives.

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